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New Propane Ford F-550 Provides Practical Green Vehicle

Posted on March 13, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — ROUSH CleanTech and Green Alternative Systems revealed the new Ford F-550 chassis cab powered by clean, economical propane autogas on March 6 at the NTEA Work Truck Show.

Propane autogas vehicles can save fleets at least 40% on the price of fuel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 25% compared to gasoline. When compared to diesel, propane autogas emits fewer smog-producing hydrocarbons and eliminates particulate matter by almost 100%. Propane engines tend to last longer than diesel engines due to less carbon buildup. Propane autogas delivers the largest refueling network of any alternative fuel in the U.S.

The Ford-F550 can be customized to carry up to 33 passengers and offers 65 usable gallons, giving it the longest driving range of any dedicated alternative-fuel vehicle on the market. Equipped with a 6.8-liter, V10 engine, the propane autogas F-550 alternative fuel system is available beginning with 2013 model year vehicles or newer.

Green Alternative Solutions, a certified Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM), designs mountain hardware, handles packing strategy, and integrates ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel system technology into the F-550 chassis cab. The vehicles maintain the factory Ford warranty and the same horsepower, torque and towing capacity as their gasoline counterparts.

“Partnering with Ford QVM installers allows us the flexibility to launch products faster and package our fuel system to fit customer needs,” said Todd Mouw, vice president of sales and marketing for ROUSH CleanTech.

Source: ROUSH CleanTech

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